|CHAPTER VI: DRESS OF THE WOMEN [p.31]
THE women use chemises of cotton with sleeves like surplices, long and wide, filled with beautiful work with fringes and trimmings which make a fine appearance. They put on two, three, or four of these chemises, all different, some longer than others so that below they appear like a petticoat. They use also, from the waist down, another kind of garment of pure cotton which goes as far as the ankles, also very splendid and well worked. They wear nothing on the head, not even in the cold countries, but they allow the hair to grow long, which is very beautiful, although generally black or approaching chestnut color, so that with this costume and the long and loose locks which cover the back they look beautiful. In the hot countries near the sea they use veils over the head, of a tawny color, resembling the Spanish redecillas.